I or Me?

I-vs.-Me

The easiest way to deal with these pesky questions about pronoun case is to cross out each pronoun and then read the sentence as if there were only one pronoun.

These are Correct.

You and I are learning grammar. (You are learning grammar.)

You and I are learning grammar. (I am learning grammar.)

Grammar matters to you and me.  (Grammar matters to you.)

Grammar matters to you and me. (Grammar matters to me.)

These are Incorrect.

You and me are learning grammar. (Me am learning grammar.)

Grammar matters to you and I. (Grammar matters to I.)

If you draw a line through the 2nd pronoun, you will find that you would never say, “Grammar matters to I.”  Yet, many people think this is correct and say it when they are trying to use formal English. Test each pronoun individually in the sentence and you will usually be able to hear if it should be in the nominative (I) or objective (me) case.

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